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Delivery of high-energy infrared laser pulses by polymer-coated hollow fibers
Author(s): Yuji Matsuura; Konosuke Hanamoto; Yi-Wei Shi; Yukio Abe; Mitsunobu Miyagi
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Paper Abstract

Hollow fibers with the internal silver and polymer layers have been developed for delivery of high energy pulses of infrared lasers. We adopted a cyclic olefin polymer (COP) as the dielectric layer. Since this polymer exhibits no strong absorption in the Er:YAG (2.94 micrometer) or Nd:YAG (1.06 micrometer) wavelength region, it is appropriate for inner dielectric of hollow fibers. We fabricated the COP-coated hollow fibers by using a liquid-flow, polymer coating technique. We report our recent results on transmission properties of the polymer-coated fibers for Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers.

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Date Published: 10 December 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3849, Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications, (10 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372795
Show Author Affiliations
Yuji Matsuura, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Konosuke Hanamoto, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yi-Wei Shi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yukio Abe, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Mitsunobu Miyagi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3849:
Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications
Mohammed Saad; James A. Harrington, Editor(s)

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